Korea Agriculture Show 2022 took place at the Suwon Convention Center in Gyeonggi-do from Oct. 27 to Oct. 30.
The event was hosted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) and organized by Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (EPIS).
Exhibitors showcased their latest products and technologies at exhibition zones, which were divided under four themes: Value of Agriculture, Attraction of Agriculture, Innovation of Agriculture and Vision of Agriculture.
The latest fair came to a successful close as it attracted about 50,000 spectators.
The exhibition was held under the theme “Urbanites and Agriculture, the Start of Mutual Happy Ties.”
Diverse exhibitions and experience pavilions were installed and operated under a library concept in which citizens came to search for information.
Outstanding practices, such as the state-administered “urban faming manager qualification certificate” and programs on the gardens of middle schools were introduced, while application cases of urban farming in daily life were demonstrated in the Green Healing House and Office Exhibition Hall.
The circular plant cultivator Donut Farm and a smart hydroponics system employing IoT technologies, and an indoor mushroom cultivator, gave a glimpse into the future of urban farming.
Besides exhibitions, other opportunities contributed to raising spectators’ satisfaction, such as a seed library lending seeds and a companion plant hospital designed to give counseling on companion plants.
A private- and public- sector urban farming workshop was held at the Suwon Convention Center on Oct. 27 under the theme “The Future of Urban Farming All Prepare Together.”
The workshop was designed to explore a vision of urban farming and the direction of development.
The central and local governments, and civilian organizations together shared outstanding practices and buzz discussions based on each theme managed to explore diverse views for the development of urban farming.
The fair attracted a combined 48,580 spectators. Out of the total, 5,351 were engaged in diverse experience programs on urban farming, including planting “happy seedlings” for the next generation, making “hydroponics cultivator on my own” and making beeswax candles.
EPIS President Lee Jong-soon said, “Korea Agriculture Show, taking place every year, is a significant event designed to let urbanites know that they would be farmers, and I expect more and more urbanites to be urban farmers cultivating plants at home and in office, shaking off their stress and making their body and heart healthier.”
EPIS Promotes ‘Reliable State Certified Agrofood Products’
Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (EPIS) held an event to promote state-certified agrofood products in cooperation with NongHyup Economic Holdings from No. 10 to Nov. 16.
The event will take place at 20 outlets of NongHyup Hanaro Mart across the nation and the NongHyup Mall.
Customers, visiting the outlets during the event, will be given a maximum of 20 percent discount to buy 21 state-certified agrofood products, including eco-friendly tomatoes, sweet tomatoes, low-carbon tangerine products, and Good Agricultural Practices- (GAP) certified pears and sweet persimmons.
EPIS Offers ODA Invitational, Education Program for Indonesian Smart Farm Youth Farmers
Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (EPIS) wrapped an ODA invitational, education program for Indonesian smart farm youth farmers and related from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22.
The invitational education program was designed to invite participants of an Indonesian smart farm ODA project, assisted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and share practices of introducing Korea’s smart farm.
MAFRA set aside 5.7 billion won during the period between 2021 and 2025 in a project designed to help Indonesia introduce the K-smart farm system to raise the Southeast Asian country’s farmers’ income.